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I Was Married to a Sociopath

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 51-55 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 22 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Well, I was. I couldnt decide if I wanted to remove the group, or present an explanation. I was married. Once the gavel fell no more. While I have half the reasons while it...
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    EchoDollhouse EchoDollhouse 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    jvb93 jvb93 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 24

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    I've probably read a 1000 stories on here now and there definable seems to be a fine line between those who are, who think they are and psychopaths/mentally disturbed. I'm just...
    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I do find it interesting how many people feel like killing and torturing animals is what defines sociopaths. You can still have a conscience of some sort, still feel guilt, and...
    Raz0r67 Raz0r67 22-25, M May 14

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    I have been seeing a married man for almost a year. He is my Daddy Dom. Lately though he isn't texting as frequently and I am not feeling the bond we once shared, So I decided to...
    Zuki101 Zuki101 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    I do want to come out, I do so here in the hope that it will make coming out later on a little easier. I'm married, and hiding the truth about my attraction to men from my wife...
    mizmaid mizmaid 36-40, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    For all our flaws, sometimes I see moments that remind me of why I like being married occasionally. Like when he gets home from work and I've got wine and hors d'oeuvres ready and...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 56 mins ago

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    You might be thinking "why would someone expose their deepest secrets to anyone on the internet" The truth is, I plan to use the Experience Project as a type of therapy. Not that I...
    DarknessWalking DarknessWalking 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Are we not a tribe? I've read a post on here claiming the idea of a sociopath chat room is laughable. why? Of course the idea seems like an oxymoron, but we are a community. Maybe...
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M Apr 26

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    So Sociopaths, how's it going? Crushed any victims lately or is it a bit of an uphill struggle at the moment?
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 6 Responses May 3

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    Ugh, am I the only one who gets annoyed by how dramatic sociopaths are sometimes? Like damn.
    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 2 Responses May 13